Roundup: Colorado gets 'program-defining' win at Oregon

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Chantel Jennings writes that Colorado is savoring its “program-defining” win over Oregon. Also, check out coach Mike MacIntyre’s postgame speech in the locker room. Watch out for the Buffs, now 3-1 after getting their first big Pac-12 win in years (probably biggest since knocking Utah out of the 2011 Pac-12 Football Championship Game?).


Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports recaps the wild finish to the Stanford-UCLA game that not only ran the Cardinal’s win streak against UCLA to nine games, but also helped out the folks who placed some money down on Nerd Nation. We don’t bet on college athletics here, but what a way to cover.


Former USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron was named LSU’s interim head coach after the SEC school fired head coach Les Miles following Saturday night’s loss to Auburn.


UCLA’s past reared its ugly head in the loss to Stanford, Bill Plaschke writes in his column for the Los Angeles Times.

Arizona State

Yet again, Manny Wilkins played big in the second half for Arizona State, engineering another two-possession comeback victory (Doug Haller). Picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 South, the Sun Devils are 4-0 after a 51-41 win over Cal and the first team left out of the AP Top 25.


Covering the other sideline, Jon Wilner gives us his takeaways from Cal’s loss to Arizona State.


Tyson Alger of The Oregonian/OregonLive writes that Oregon believes it can still have a great season this year despite the current two-game losing streak. The Ducks certainly turned it around after a 3-3 start last year, so perhaps it could happen again after a 2-2 start this year.

Oregon State

Ken Goe opines that Oregon State “went down fighting” in its loss to Boise State on Saturday, clawing back from 24 down to lose by 14.


Utah’s defense is trying to regroup ahead of the Cal game, notes Kyle Goon. USC moved the ball at will at times in the eventual 31-27 Utah win Friday night, and Cal certainly can rack up the yards and points as well.


Here’s the report card for Arizona football for its 35-28 overtime loss to Washington. Brandon Dawkins made some really nice plays, but special teams were a concern.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe features Washington State wide receiver Tavares Martin, who used to hunt rabbits down with his bare hands growing up in the Everglades in Florida.


Excited for the start of hoops season, Husky fan? You should be – watch Markelle Fultz’s dunks at a recent workout (CBS Sports). Oh my.

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